Written in a straightforward and easy-to-read style, this informative guide aims to help patients and their families live with lung cancer. The authors, all physicians from leading healthcare institutions in the United States, interviewed a large number of patients and then answered their questions in this book. Chapters progress from discussions of normal lung anatomy and physiology to explanations of how cancer begins and is diagnosed. Therapy options including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are clearly defined, side effects are explained, and useful discussions are offered on nutrition, coping with stress, and alternative care options. Crisp line drawings and individual case reports are scattered throughout the book, adding to its usefulness, as do an 11-page glossary and a thorough index. The work would have benefited from a more comprehensive listing of contacts such as organizations, websites, or self-help groups but is otherwise appropriate for public library or consumer health collections.Virginia Lingle, Hershey Medical Ctr. Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ.